Average Bench: 83.9% (54th of 983)

more Based on 2,244 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 16.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 31.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,244 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Read 150 182
108 Write 142 165
106 Mixed 135 159
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.73 1
1.99 4K Write 2.77 3.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
111% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1A01
4KALIGNED
Read 210
Write 150
Mixed 153
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.94
4K Mixed 0.32
116% 1.29 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 156
Mixed 152
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.06
4K Mixed 0.27
125% 1.42 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 144
Mixed 140
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.2 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 159
Mixed 155
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 3.01
4K Mixed 0.35
130% 1.41 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 159
Mixed 117
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.34
130% 1.42 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 146
Mixed 145
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.93
4K Mixed 0.28
105% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 129
Mixed 144
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.96
4K Mixed 0.24
110% 1.3 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $925

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